Rare Disease Day 2024
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  February 29th is Rare Disease Day®. Rare Disease Day is an annual awareness day dedicated to raising the understanding of rare diseases and calling attention to the special challenges faced by patients and the community. Worldwide 300 million people are living with rare diseases.  To learn more about rare diseases and to read stories of those living with rare diseases visit the ..read more
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Memories and Change
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One thing I can say on this journey with cancer is that Change is Inevitable. In 2006,  after I finished treatment for ovarian cancer,  I started attending a gyn cancer support group at  The Wellness Community of Central New Jersey which later became the Cancer Support Community of Central NJ  and is now Crossroads 4 Hope. I was so happy to be with other women who had ..read more
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So Long 2023 - Welcome 2024 !
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2M ago
For those of you have followed this blog know that I don't make resolutions for the new year but rather I make a list of  aspirations.  When I was thinking about what aspirations should be on my list this year,  I realized I still have not visited Maine.  How long has visiting Maine been on my list? I went back and checked my posts and Visiting Maine shows up for the very ..read more
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Ending Another Year of Blogging
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2M ago
  On December 30, 2007 , I started writing this blog. It began as a place to share my story, support women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in New Jersey and to raise awareness of the disease. It has developed over time to be a place where I not only share my personal news but also share all aspects of cancer research from bench studies to clinical trial results. I have also reported news about ..read more
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Joy and Peace 2023
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Today my family and I celebrate Christmas, the birth of Christ. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Diwali or another holiday, I wish you Joy and Peace this Season.   DeeEvery Day is a Blessing!&nbsp ..read more
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Living with a Question Mark and Exclamation Point
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3M ago
The Washington Post recently released an interview with Susan Gubar, ovarian cancer survivor and literary scholar. Susan wrote the book Memoir of a Debulked Women, which I read a number of years ago, as well as a number of New York Times articles about her cancer experience.  This article was titled Survivor reflects on living with cancer and the ambiguity of remission (Nov 11,2023). As I read ..read more
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A Radio Interview !
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5M ago
 Alka Agrawal and I met through the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey's Cancer Community Action Board. Alka is the general manager of EBC Radio 1170 radio located in Monmouth Junction, NJ. EBC Radio is the largest South Asian radio station in the United States through radio,  app and website. They have over 500,000 listeners. Alka invited me to tell her listeners about my experience with ..read more
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Ten Years as a Community and Chat
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5M ago
On Wednesday, September 13th the #gyncsm Community celebrated it's Tenth Anniversary as a community and Chat.It seems like yesterday when after taking part in a #bcsm chat on Recurrence I posted this to Twitter.   Shortly after, Christina, a ovarian cancer advocate in Texas and I, an ovarian cancer survivor in New Jersey joined together to establish an online community. At first we were going to ..read more
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The Importance of Obstacles - 18 Years Later
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7M ago
For the past month or so, I have been on the road traveling and helping family move. As I was catching up on e-mail, I read one from Laura Davis which included writing prompts. I found the perfect prompt for this blog post. The Importance of Obstacles “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which (s)he has overcome ..read more
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ASCO 2023: Day 1- Cervical Cancer, HIPEC, Antibody Drug Conjugates in Gyn Cancers
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 This year I attended #ASCO23 virtually. Some of the sessions were available live but some were on-demand usually a day later. Many of the Tweets I will share in the next few posts were from those I follow who attended those sessions in person. Friday, June 2,2023Clinical Science Symposium  Cervical Cancer An international randomized phase III trial comparing radical hysterectomy and pelvic ..read more
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